Community celebrates the Queen’s 90th birthday at Windsor Road street party in King’s Lynn
A street party to rival most was held at Windsor Road in King's Lynn this afternoon.
The celebration was organised by a group of friends who got together to arrange festivities for the Golden Jubilee.
The venture began when Lynn resident Joanne Russell was overheard talking about the Silver Jubilee street party she enjoyed as a young girl and she thought children should experience something similar.
She said: 'I love the royal family. We live so close to Sandringham a lot of people have met the Queen. I just think a 90th birthday is an amazing achievement for anybody. I think it's really nice to see something where people get together and are celebrating.'
The 52-year-old said the landlady of the Live and Let Live pub on Windsor Road, Roz Woods, organised much of the party and was 'amazing'.
You may also want to watch:
'She does so much for the community and I think that's very rare now. Roz is really one of the key figures, she works really hard to keep those traditions alive.'
King's Lynn resident Edith Reeves added: 'The last time I went to a street party I was nine years old. It was in Russell Street in 1945 at the end of the Second World War. Here I am at 80 at another party.'
- 1 Driver dies in crash on A47
- 2 Electric vehicle owners could have to pay £50 to run cables to cars
- 3 Inside the police operation that has led to 3000 arrests in Norfolk
- 4 Motorcyclist dies in crash on A11
- 5 Your favourite pub, café, restaurant and hotel in Norfolk revealed
- 6 Woman who was found with maggots living in hand evicted from care home
- 7 Volunteers wanted - to be locked up in a Norfolk police cell
- 8 End of an era as hardware store closes after 60 years
- 9 The Norfolk waterway that is too rude for Facebook
- 10 GP surgery in special measures after inspectors find range of faults
King's Lynn Mayor David Whitby, who attended the celebration, said: 'It's nice to see the community having a get together, you don't see it so much these days. You lose touch with your neighbours and it's nice to see them get together.'